Hunting in Mozambique is growing in popularity owing to its stunning land and abundance of game.
Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa which is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi, and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. The capital, which is also its largest city, is Maputo. The only official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, but it is mostly spoken as a second language by about half of the population. The country’s population is currently around 24 million people, which equates to 92 people per square mile. The largest religion is Christianity, with significant minorities following Islam and African traditional religions. Mozambique is a member of the African Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Southern African Development Community. But its history has been complex and violent, with the country still recovering from the effects of war. After only two years of independence, the country descended into an intense and protracted civil war lasting from 1977 to 1992.
During this period, wildlife in most parks and reserves were virtually wiped out
except for the far north where the ravages of war were not felt due to its
remoteness. The Niassa was left untouched by the two decades civil war and
the wildlife numbers remained constant.
Niassa is now one of Africa’s best hunting locations
Niassa province is in the far northwestern region of Mozambique and it shares the 9th largest freshwater lake of Malawi and also borders Tanzania. It has an area of 47 423 square miles and a population of just over 1 million, which makes Niassa the most sparsely populated province in the country. Most of this province is untouched by development with about a quarter of the province being a National Park. Lichinga is the Capital of Niassa Province.
The climate is typified by a wet summer season (October–March) with the majority of rain falling between December and February. This is also the hottest time of the year, with temperatures in the region of 85 – 105 degrees Fahrenheit. A typical summer day will be hot with storm clouds gathering for a spectacular late afternoon thunderstorm.
During the winter months (April–September) the weather is dry with little chance of rain. As game tends to congregate around dwindling water sources, the winter months can be the best time to hunt. In winter, the temperatures can range from 82 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit in one day. The mornings and evenings can be very cold, and warm clothing is strongly recommended.
Marangira (Hunting in Northern Mozambique)
“It not far-fetched to state that northern Mozambique may become the most sought after safari destination in Africa.”
We hunt 988 000 acres of pristine wilderness in the Niassa province – North- western Mozambique. The area is situated north of the small town, Marrupa and south of Block C – Niassa Reserve.
The concession (hunting Safari area) is flanked on the left by the Ruambeze and on the west by Lureco rivers. The main habitat is Miombo woodland with some open Savannah areas, seasonal wetlands and riverine forests along the many water courses, rivers, and streams.
The landscape is scattered with spectacular rock formations and mountains, many of them have thickets of montane forest growing in the narrow gullies that extend up the smooth – sided rock faces.
The magnificent scenery combined with the vastness of the area abundance
of game and pristine nature makes this without a doubt one of Africa’s last
great wilderness areas.
“Personally I cannot believe or it will be hard to imagine an area with a higher
population of Leopard, Roosevelt Sable, Buffalo and Livingstone Eland than this
In general, an exceptional trophy quality goes hand in hand with high populations of game.
The hunting season starts in June and ends in November. Personally we prefer the months towards the end of the season (September / October / November) for the following reasons; most of the tall grass has been burnt, and new fresh grass is coming out which not only attracts game but also visibility while hunting is much better; the area does have a lot of water but some temporary watering holes have dried up so game is more concentrated.
Contact Graham Sales Safaris today to find out more.